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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Nashville

Smith's Assault

 

—Dec. 16, 1864 —

 
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By Kevin Hoch, March 9, 2012
1. Battle of Nashville Marker
Inscription. The Federal XVI Corps attacked southward along this road. After violent artillery bombardment, McArthur's Division took the hill to the west about 4:00 p.m., precipitating the rout of Hood's Army. This hill is named for Col. W. M. Shy, 20th Tenn. Inf., killed in the desperate defense which he commanded.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number N2 2.)
 
Location. 36° 5.289′ N, 86° 48.204′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Granny White Pike, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Nashville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dry-Stack Stone Walls (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Nashville (approx. ¼ mile away); Minnesota (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Trotwood Moore (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Defenses (approx. 0.9 miles away); Granny White Grave (approx. one mile away); Homes of David Lipscomb (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, March 9, 2012
2. Battle of Nashville Marker
 
 
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